Hennepin County Real Estate Information

Hennepin County is located in the southeastern quarter of the state of Minnesota. Hennepin County has a population of approximately one million, one hundred and forty one thousand residents, although it has been in a state of steady increase for the last several years. This is evidenced by the statistics reported by the census conducted in the year two thousand, which reported a population of about twenty four thousand fewer persons, for a total of about one million, one hundred and sixteen thousand two hundred residents. Hennepin County is the largest county in the state of Minnesota by a wide margin, holding nearly twenty percent of the population of the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. The county seat of Hennepin County is Minneapolis, which also happens to be the second most populous city in the state of Minnesota. The entirety of the territory which is now considered Hennepin County was originally the exclusive domain of Native Americans, especially those from the Dakota Tribe, a subdivision of the more recognizable Sioux Tribe. After the settlement of most Minnesota land was authorized by an eighteen fifty one treaty between the Sioux and the US government, Americans began to trickle into the region. In eighteen fifty two, the Minnesota Territorial Legislature created Hennepin County, naming it after the explorer Father Louis Hennepin, an early visitor to the region. Hennepin County real estate is spread out over a total of six hundred and six square miles, including almost exactly fifty square miles of standing surface water.

Hennepin County is administered and governed by a Board of Commissioners, which includes seven members and appoints most important overseers in the county. Notable post secondary educational institutions which serve the residents of Hennepin County properties include Anoka-Hennepin Technical College, Hennepin Technical College, Normandale Community College, the University of Minnesota, and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Hennepin County borders Anoka County, Wright County, Scott County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, and Carver County. Hennepin County also includes parts of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.